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Recycling bin trial

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

If your bin has not been collected

Bin collections are currently still running as normal, however some services are delayed. If your bin has not been collected on the scheduled collection day, we ask that you bring it in and then put it out the following day (except Sundays) for 7.30am.

Putting out your bin

Please wash your hands both before and after:

  • Putting waste or recycling into your wheelie bin
  • Putting your wheelie bin in or out for collection

Make sure that you double bag all potentially infected waste (tissues, etc.). Please store these bags for at least 3 days before you place them in your normal grey bin.

Extra waste

We cannot collect extra bags of waste.

Garden waste

Green bin collections have restarted

Recycling Village

The Recycling Village is open, with new restrictions in place

A small area of around 1400 homes in the Marsden and Whitburn area has been selected to trial a new recycling solution starting in February 2019.

This is to increase the amount and quality of paper collected.

If your area has been selected, you will receive information in the post to explain the trial in detail, and your new recycling collections. The collection day remains the same and your household waste bin collection will remain unchanged. Check your bin collection dates.

Clean paper and cardboard are recycling materials that can help us generate income providing funds for vital services to residents. 

Blue bin with red lid (paper and card)

This bin is only for your paper and card and is the same as your other bins.

Collections will be every four weeks on a Thursday. Check your bin collection dates.

This bin can be used for:

  • brochures
  • all cardboard (no polystyrene or bubble wrap)
  • newspapers and magazines
  • junk mail and envelopes
  • telephone directories and catalogues
  • yellow pages
  • paper including shredded paper (loose)

Recycling bins will not be collected if any incorrect items are placed inside.

Dirty or greasy cardboard, plastic bags and sacks of any kind cannot be recycled in this recycling bin and can only be disposed of in your household bin. We will not remove any materials left next to the bin or put out in bin bags.

Blue bin with blue lid (mixed recycling)

This bin is for mixed recycling such as plastic, glass, cans and aerosols. 

Please remove the inner caddy from the bin as it's no longer needed. This can be used for something else as these will not be collected.

Collections for this bin will be every four weeks on a Thursday. Check your bin collection dates.

This bin can be used for:

  • food and drink cans
  • plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • aerosols
  • glass bottles and jars
  • food and drink cartons

Recycling bins will not be collected if any incorrect items are placed inside.

Dirty or greasy cardboard, plastic bags and sacks of any kind cannot be recycled in this recycling bin and can only be disposed of in your household bin. We will not remove any materials left next to the bin or put out in bin bags.

For information on what can and cannot be recycled see Recycling A-Z.

Frequently asked questions

For more information please see the frequently asked questions.

 

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